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Michael Daniel - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Technical Test Analyst at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees

Recently I have found the TruClient tool to be very useful. My team is involved in a lot of performance testing of applications including mobile platforms and different types of web browsers. In those cases, LoadRunner TruClient is very crucial to testing the performance. TruClient is one of the best features, one I use every day to create load scenarios.

The fact that the solution supports multiple protocols such as open source, VuGen, TruWeb, TruClient, and SAP is very important because these protocols help us to concentrate on what is really needed to produce performance tests. If something is not supported, you have to use other tools or find other ways of assimilating loads. For example, when you are trying to create loads for web applications, if it's not TruClient, you need to find and analyze every call: What the HTTP request is, and what the other kinds of requests are that we need to call, and then correlate all the correlation identifiers. All of that is taken care of by TruClient and other protocols. That is actually very beneficial across all the platforms. For example, a SAP application might be tested for mobile. We can use a combination of the SAP protocol and TruClient protocol. The combinations are very helpful for performance testing.

LoadRunner Cloud gives you a lot of options, even for multi-browser or multi-device testing. It has been the main tool that can do everything; complete end-to-end performance testing.

The support for large-scale testing is also an important feature in our operations. We have thousands of users and it provides the best solution. You can have an unlimited number of users, although you would need to pay for them, but that's a different story. In our organization, the maximum number of users is currently about 20,000 to 30,000. It's a one-stop solution. I can configure my load on the cloud environment and have 30,000 virtual users on the cloud. I don't need to create the infrastructure locally and I don't have to maintain it. Everything is taken care of by the solution.

In addition, its ability to run unlimited concurrent tests without worrying about hardware availability helps eliminate hardware dependency. You don't need to have the load generators on your network. You don't need to maintain those systems and you don't need to have that kind of network capability. If you're testing on-prem, but you don't have the network capacity to scale up to millions of users, LoadRunner Cloud enables you to create virtual networks and use the cloud to generate those kinds of loads. You can then analyze what the impact will be to your system when you have millions of users. LoadRunner Cloud is the best way to do that.

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Abbasi Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The record and playback feature is the most valuable feature. It's all driven by the script, so it's a script-based tool where the background tracing starts. Java's background process does a lot of tracing. The process starts in the background. It sees what peaks of volumes the process can handle. It's easy to use because it's script based, record and playback. I play certain tests. I record those tests, see how they pass through the entire environment, and see how many breaks I get. 

Then we repeat that for multiple numbers. If the first time, I pumped in 1 million trades, and get 5% of the failures, then I try with 2 million trades and I see that there is a 7% failure. These scenarios are easy to do in the LoadRunner. LoadRunner has been the best tool for more than 20 years in the market.

You can do endurance testing, you can do load testing. These are the different types of load testing. It lets you see how much volume you can benchmark in your entire environment, given the resources like CPU and RAM. 

The record and playback is the best feature. You need to use a console. You log in to your console and see the dashboard with how many trades failed and how many trades passed, what the peak loads endurance load were. 

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Allan Beumer - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Performance Test Engineer at bol.com BV

The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and HTML. So many other tools do not recognize this specific proprietary protocol. Using TruClient, we can still create scripts that cover everything that we need to cover.

It supports multiple protocols, which is important to us. We also use JMeter open source combined in LoadRunner Cloud. In our company, we also use open-source performance testing tools like JMeter, Gatling, and Locust. It's important to be able to embed those scripts as well into a LoadRunner-based performance test. So it would really help us to have a single place for all kinds of test scripts and the open-source ones.

It's also very important to us that LoadRunner allows full integration into the ACI pipeline. We were focusing on a shift left on not only functional testing but also performance testing. And we're trying to integrate the performance testing in our CI/CD pipelines currently. So the better it supports this, the better and easier it is for us.

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Senior Performance Engineer at City of New York

The most valuable feature is that we do not have to accommodate the load-testing infrastructure in our own data center. Normally for load testing, you have to have your own hardware and tools on-premises. With LoadRunner Cloud, the testing will be done remotely using their resources.

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Technical Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The usability and ability to integrate with other solutions is quite good. When I use it in on Azure, then Red Hat is the most likely solution I use. When I use AWS, then I tend to use Lambda functions. In either case, it works well and you can use it either way.

The features on offer do everything we need them to.

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